University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ECON 2508 - Financial Economics

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Quota: A quota will apply
Assumed Knowledge: ECON 1009 or ECON 1012
Assessment: Typically, objective tests (multiple choice), an individual and a group assignment, and final exam
Syllabus:

This course is designed to provide both a self contained study of the principles of financial economics, and a bridge to higher level courses in economics and finance, including third year international finance. It includes a critical discussion of the efficient markets theory, an overview of quantitative methods in finance, considers risk aversion in the context of utility theory, examines portfolio theory, the Capital Asset Pricing Model and multi-factor asset pricing models, covers bond pricing, duration and convexity, behavioural finance theory, an introduction to the economics of financial crises, and introduces the top down approach to investment decisions. The emphasis is on a thorough coverage of modern finance theory as applied to investment analysis, balanced with a consideration of new developments in the discipline, and of the application of both old and new theoretical perspectives to understand the current environment for financial investment decisions.

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14076 TU08 26 2 15 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
14077 TU07 26 1 14 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 5pm - 6pm Marjoribanks, 128, BankSA Teaching Suite
2 May - 6 Jun Thursday 5pm - 6pm Marjoribanks, 128, BankSA Teaching Suite
14078 TU06 26 3 13 Mar - 13 Mar Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Petroleum Engineering, G04, Teaching Room
18 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 5pm - 6pm Nexus10, UB34, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 5pm - 6pm Nexus10, UB34, Teaching Room
Note: Tutorial on Wednesday 13th of March is a replacement for the Monday 11th public holiday.
14079 TU05 26 1 12 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
14080 TU04 26 FULL 14 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG14, Teaching Room
2 May - 6 Jun Thursday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG14, Teaching Room
14081 TU03 26 FULL 13 Mar - 13 Mar Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Petroleum Engineering, G13, Teaching Room
18 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 10am - 11am Ligertwood, 216, Sarawak Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 10am - 11am Ligertwood, 216, Sarawak Room
Note: Tutorial on Wednesday 13th of March is a replacement for the Monday 11th public holiday.
14082 TU02 26 FULL 12 Mar - 12 Mar Tuesday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
18 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 9am - 10am Ligertwood, 216, Sarawak Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 9am - 10am Ligertwood, 216, Sarawak Room
Note: Tutorial on Tuesday 12th of March is a replacement for the Monday 11th public holiday.
14083 TU01 26 2 14 Mar - 14 Mar Thursday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
18 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 4pm - 5pm Ligertwood, 112, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 4pm - 5pm Ligertwood, 112, Teaching Room
Note: Tutorial on Thursday 14th of March is a replacement for the Monday 11th public holiday.
14084 TU09 26 2 12 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Nexus10, 102, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Nexus10, 102, Teaching Room
Automatic Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14075 LE01 234 11 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 10am - 11am Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 2pm - 3pm Johnson, G29, Rennie Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 10am - 11am Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 2pm - 3pm Johnson, G29, Rennie Lecture Theatre